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fountain06:39

fountain

fountain
release date January 21, 2014
length 6:39 (video)
6:11 (single)
6:09 (CD/LP)
tags fountain, iamamiwhoami
releases
iamamiwhoami; fountain fountain
January 22, 2014
To whom it may concern.
ISWC
fountain T-913.587.851-2
Jonna Lee (00450572370),
Claes Björklund (00262527078)

First single/chapter from iamamiwhoami's audiovisual album BLUE.

Music video observationsEdit

The video begins with Jonna Lee clad in a black jumpsuit walking away from a campfire. The scene changes to her clad in a white coat navigating the sea in a white motorboat. She is also seen clad in a white leotard wrapped with plastic, dancing on the sea shore. Scenes of a white cube burning in a campfire and white papers scattered in the sea are also seen in parts of the video, as well as a clear cubic tank. Lee pours a jar of sand (or ashes, as though a sea burial) into the sea, and various forest landscapes are scanned through as the video ends. 

NotesEdit

  • The phrase "To whom it may concern." makes an appearance at the beginning of the video. This is the fourth occurrence on video overall, the first being b; the second being y, and the third being 20101104.
  • The white cube she burns is a reference to bounty.

TriviaEdit

  • An image of Jonna Lee wearing a white leotard and standing at the base of a waterfall was uploaded to iamamiwhoami and To whom it may concern.'s social profiles on January 17, 2014; the image was also featured on the label's website in the form of an animated GIF.
  • This video was filmed in Dyrhólaey, Iceland and at the Strokkur Geyser in Haukadalur, Iceland. 
  • This is the first music video from iamamiwhoami to feature their name as well as the song title in the video itself.
  • This is the first music video from iamamiwhoami not to be directed by Robin Kempe-Bergman.
  • This is the first single cover art to have the title of the song being displayed in uppercase text. It is also the first work from iamamiwhoami to have a noticeably customized use of typography.
  • This is the first iamamiwhoami video where a video still was released before public upload (channel art). A similar occurrence happened with goods (as seen in the trailer for kin).
  • This is the first video to be presented in 16:9.
  • The video was highlighted as a Vimeo Staff Pick on January 28, 2014. [1]

CreditsEdit

SingleEdit

  1. fountain — 6:11

Release historyEdit

Date Release
2014-01-22 Single
2014-01-21 Video

LyricsEdit

What lies beyond the fringe of the woods?
Dust to dust so we leave for good
When all has gone to blazes I start to run
Until I find places where nobody’s gone

No more weight on your conscience
With ease I go back to the start

Surge like a fountain, like tide

And swallow the bleed
Flows like a fountain inside

Gather force from the sea
Riding this giant wave untied
Let it wash me clean

Crawling through deafening cold
Turning head there’s no sight of home
Though my body’s aching
 we have to push on

For every stride a new line is drawn

Surge like a fountain, like tide

And swallow the bleed
Flows like a fountain inside

Gather force from the sea
Riding this giant wave untied
Let it wash me clean

From watching eyes 
I blindly rove

To guard my stories
 and find new gold

Riding this giant wave untied
Let it wash me clean

What lies beyond the fringe of the woods?

Dust to dust so we leave for good

Additional imagesEdit

iamamiwhoami; fountain

External linksEdit

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iamamiwhoami; bounty 20130603
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in concert 2010: IN CONCERT
2011: Way Out West
2012: Stockholm Music & ArtsPopagandaBerlin FestivalEtherBBC Radio 6 Music: Lauren LaverneFreeFormFestival
2013: Razzmatazz: Grand Tour SueciaElectric BrixtonForbidden FruitPark LivePohodaMelt!LatitudeSoundrive FestSymbiosis GatheringBrooklyn Masonic Temple
interviews 2011: BULLETT: An Inscrutable Interview
2012: DN: Lättar på mystikenThe Guardian: The Ethereal World of Jonna Lee • Dazed: Exclusive Q&AIntro: Eine Band als RätselClash: Exclusive InterviewNotion: What Can You Do with Nothing?DIY: Every Event in Our Storyline Has a PurposeThisispaper: InterviewGay Times: Yet Another Amazing Swedish Musical ExportMTV Iggy: The Elusive Genius of iamamiwhoamiPlayGround: Trying to Lift the Veil of Mystery Off iamamiwhoamiWired: Musical Guessing GamesMotor.de: Ich bin, du bist, wir alle sindDetektor.fm: Inkognito zum Hype - Das Phänomen iamamiwhoamiNoisey: iamamiwhoami ist nicht von dieser WeltVogue: A New Beginningaqnb: The Illusion of Art

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